Equal Pay for Equal Work

Women are nearly half the workforce and are either the sole breadwinner or co-breadwinner in half of families with children.  Women also earn more advanced educational degrees than men.  Yet, women continue to earn less on average than their male counterparts with Pew finding women earning 83% of men.  The Institute for Women's Policy Research project that Kentucky women will reach pay parity in 2069.  While Kentucky does have a prohibition against pay discrimination in KRS 337.420, the pay gap persists.  This is not acceptable.

Resources:

American Association of University Women.

The Fight for Pay Equity: A State Road Map for Kentucky.

McKinsey & Company & Lean-In, Women in the Workplace (2017).

NCSL, State Equal Pay Laws (2016).

Seyfarth & Shaw, The New U.S. Pay Equity Laws: Answering the Biggest Questions (2016).